Tannehill Time?!?

It's high time that Dolphins fans get off the ledge and off of our GM's back. Ireland has given South Florida fans what they have wanted for years. We can talk about how well we feel about this draft until we are blue in the face, for whatever the reason, whether it be the QB in the first round, or drafting two Canes. I believe that the draft was a B-. However I understand the theme as I have understood it for weeks now; No number 1 receiver , pass catching TE's and an extremely accurate QB that has a decent arm. Lets talk about that QB for a second.

Regardless of where I thought he was going to be drafted, the Dolphins looked hard-pressed to draft Ryan Tannehill at 8. I have said for weeks that we can trade down and still have him in the middle of the round, however among the flurry of first round trades it just seems like the Dolphins didn't care to think smart with the pick...they just wanted to make the fans happy. The real question is now, do we sit him a year or do we start him. The truth is unless Bush can put the team on his back and the defense start playing well early, the team is going to struggle, especially offensively. So the question has to be asked when do we play the rookie, he says he knows about 75% of the playbook after an interview with NFL network's Jeff Darlington at FinFest, so he has a leg up on his competition. So why wait? His starts in college at this point are immaterial, and if by game one its a close race between the three QB's why not give him the start because after all, isn't he the QB of the future?

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  1. Brent, I disagree with you on trading back to get Tannehill. If he was the guy the Dolphins really wanted, then they did the right thing by picking him at 8. Who's to say Cleveland wouldn't have traded down from no. 22 to jump in front of Miami? Or Seattle? Or what if KC wanted him? Point is, don't take the risk if he is your guy.

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  2. The pick reeks of Knee-jerk reaction, and in my honest opinion the whole draft stinks of it. The only immediate threat to pick Tannehill was Cleveland, that's it, trading up they lost picks and trading down from 22 to say 13 would have done them way more disservice than it would have helped so they would have stayed. Seattle has Flynn, KC has Cassel. we could have traded down to say 13 or 14 and he would have still been there.

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  3. don't get me wrong, I will stand in line for my tannehill jersey just like everyone else, I just think there was a better avenue

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  4. Seattle was so in love with Flynn that they took a QB in Rd 3. They are crazy enough to also take a QB in Rd 1. Cassell has been a BUST in KC and if a QB fell in their lap they could have easily taken Tannehill. With Vick always injured and getting older Philly was also in the market, another WCO team

    If you LIKE the guy you take him. TB loved Claiborne, got cute, traded down and lost him! You don't risk that stuff especially with a QB!!!

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  5. Stop the presses! Mike, do you actually agree with me on something? This has to be a first! :)

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  6. Cassel took them to the playoffs one year and had an injured team/was injured the next, how do you classify that as a bust?

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  7. Also Its good to draft a back up with pottential after you spend the money on the QB but we can safely say that who ever is making the decisions in Seattle isn't quite sane, sign a 6 Million dollar QB and then pick a QB? whenever in history has that happened? I understand that "they got their guy" but they couldn't gotten "their" guy and "more guys." I stick firmly to this draft being an absolute knee jerker.

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